By Max Harper
The fate of the Eagles running game may be decided today in a doctor’s office.
Sanders will have an MRI and additional tests today to determine if there is further damage and whether or not he can play through the injury.
Sanders suffered the injury late in the first half and left the stadium in a soft cast. He finished with seven carries for 45 rushing yards and was quickly ruled out for the second half.
It could be a big loss for the ground-and-pound Eagles, who have become the best running team in the NFL since Sanders returned from missing three games earlier this season.
In Sunday’s shellacking of the Giants, the Eagles leaned on Boston Scott (12/41/1) and Jordan Howard (9/37) with Sanders out. That duo, along with rookie Kenneth Gainwell, will have to step up if Sanders can’t return for the final two weeks.
The Eagles have clawed their way to the No. 7 seed with two games remaining. Philly faces a cratering Washington squad in Week 17 and rival Dallas in Week 18 when it’s possible the Cowboys could have nothing to play for.